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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 15 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +13) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 15 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +13) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 15 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +13)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 144 km depth

17 Dec 00:09 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
17 Dec 00:17: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 144.2 to 144.4 km (from 90 to 90 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.6 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 17, 2022 00:06:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +13)
Depth144.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.13727°S / 176.0732°E (Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Antipode38.137°N / 3.927°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Nearest volcanoRotorua (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) SSW of Mamaku (pop: 751) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) W of Rotorua (pop: 65,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Tokoroa (Waikato) (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) S of Tauranga (pop: 110,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Hamilton (Waikato) (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Whakatane (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
367 km (228 mi) NNE of Wellington (pop: 381,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.6°C (65 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.1144 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
2.1144 kmNorth Island, New ZealandRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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